Historical Events in 1982 (Part 2)

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  • Mar 30 John Pielmeier's play"Agnes of God", about a nun who gives birth and insists it was immaculate conception, premieres at the Music Box Theatre. NYC, runs for 599 performances
  • Mar 31 American rock group The Doobie Brothers split up
  • Mar 31 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
  • Mar 31 NBA and Players Association reach a 4-year agreement that includes a 53% revenue-sharing plan in return for minimum & maximum payrolls; first of its kind in team sports
  • Apr 1 Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution

NHL Record

Apr 1 Quebec center Peter Šťastný scores 4th career hat trick and 4 assists, and his brother Marián adds 5 assists to lead the Nordiques to an 8-5 win at Boston

  • Apr 1 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: 48 year old Dick Saunders wins aboard 7/1 favourite Grittar; oldest jockey to win the event
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • Apr 5 43 year old St. Louis reliever Jim Kaat pitches 1 inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening, 14-3 rout of Houston; sets a MLB record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season
  • Apr 5 British Royal Navy aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, with escort vessels, depart Portsmouth, England for the Falkland Islands in response to the Argentine invasion
  • Apr 5 Lord Carrington, British Foreign Secretary resigns for his failure to foresee the invasion of the Falkland Islands
  • Apr 6 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
  • Apr 7 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Craig Stadler wins his only major title by defeating Dan Pohl on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff
  • Apr 12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • Apr 12 American composer Roger Sessions receives Pulitzer Prize for Music, for his "Concerto for Orchestra"
  • Apr 15 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display
  • Apr 16 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution

Historic Event

Apr 17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

  • Apr 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
  • Apr 18 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Apr 18 Zimbabwean capital Salisbury renamed Harare

Boston Marathon

Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men's title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women's section in 2:29:33

  • Apr 19 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

Historic Event

Apr 19 Sally Ride is named the 1st American woman astronaut

  • Apr 19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 20 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 21 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Apr 21 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 23 Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America
  • Apr 23 The 8-bit personal home computer the Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released (goes on to sell 5 million worldwide)

Historic Event

Apr 24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

  • Apr 24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bißchen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • Apr 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 25 Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Music History

Apr 26 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 27 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 29 Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

Murder of Interest

Apr 29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

  • Apr 30 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • Apr 30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • May 1 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Gato Del Sol, the first of consecutive Derby victories (1983 Sunny's Halo)
  • May 1 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
  • May 2 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • May 3 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
  • May 3 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget

Radio Premiere

May 3 President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

  • May 4 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • May 4 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • May 4 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • May 6 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 6 Seattle MarinerGaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • May 7 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • May 7 Californian federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles Coliseum
  • May 7 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
  • May 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music Premiere

May 9 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC

  • May 10 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network

Radio History

May 10 WABC radio (NYC) plays its last record - John Lennon's "Imagine" - and switches to all-talk format

  • May 12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Historic Event

May 12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
  • May 12 US Football League forms
  • May 13 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • May 13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 13 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space
  • May 13 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • May 14 Guinea adopts constitution
  • May 15 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
  • May 16 "Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • May 16 "Is There Life After High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
  • May 16 Columbia moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating in preparation for STS-4
  • May 16 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
  • May 16 Stanley Cup Final, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC: 3-peat for NY Islanders; sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games with a 3-1 Game 4 win
  • May 18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 18 Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion

Film & TV History

May 19 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples, Italy for tax evasion

  • May 21 British troops land on Falkland Islands
  • May 23 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
  • May 23 Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles
  • May 23 Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint
  • May 24 Liberation of Khorramshahr; Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War
  • May 25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 25 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
  • May 25 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • May 26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 26 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Güney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • May 26 British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters and destroyer HMS Coventry hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members die
  • May 27 Musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", after successful runs in Chicago and Philadelphia, opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • May 27 New owners headed by John McMullen buy NHL's Colorado Rockies and move the team to the New Jersey Meadowlands under the new name NJ Devils
  • May 28 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • May 28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
  • May 29 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62
  • May 29 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
  • May 29 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds; closest finish in Indy 500 history to that point
  • May 30 Musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", after successful runs in Chicago and Philadelphia, closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC, after 5 performances
  • May 30 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • May 31 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances

Baseball Record

Jun 1 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

  • Jun 2 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39

Belmont Stakes

Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown

  • Jun 5 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • Jun 6 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
  • Jun 6 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
  • Jun 6 Bernard Glassman installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

Historic Event

Jun 7 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad

Sports History

Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Sports History

Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

  • Jun 7 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • Jun 7 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome and later Queen Elizabeth II
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 8 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

  • Jun 8 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.
  • Jun 8 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

Historic Event

Jun 9 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • Jun 10 American TV sitcom "Taxi" last airs on ABC, cancelled after 4 seasons and 15 Emmy Award wins; moves to NBC in the fall, airing for 1 season and wins 3 more Emmys
  • Jun 10 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - Israel raid into Syria result in 30 deaths and capture of Israeli tanks
  • Jun 10 Iran-Iraq War: Iran recaptures Khorramshahr, Iran from Iraq
  • Jun 10 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jun 10 John N. McMahon replaces Bobby R. Inman becomes deputy director of CIA

Film Release

Jun 11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Defending champion Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles at Caesars Palace, LV, Nevada

  • Jun 11 Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
  • Jun 11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
  • Jun 12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • Jun 12 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • Jun 13 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 14 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • Jun 15 Riots occur in Argentina after the country is defeated in the Falklands Island War
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • Jun 16 Britain makes request to Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners

Album Release

Jun 16 Columbia Records releases "Somewhere in the Stars", the fourth studio album by Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, and featuring her father Johnny Cash on one track

Historic Event

Jun 17 President of Argentina Leopoldo Galtieri resigns as commander in chief of the army and as president after leading Argentina to a disastrous defeat against the British in the Falkland Islands War

  • Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • Jun 18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • Jun 18 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Van Morrison and Jackson Browne headline; other performers include: Osibisa, Judie Tzuke, Richie Havens, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Thompson Twins, Climax Blues Band, Talisman, and Incubus
  • Jun 18 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • Jun 19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London

Historic Event

Jun 20 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Sports History

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 21 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

Music Single

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases single "Take It Away"

  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

Historic Event

Jun 22 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales take their first new-born son Prince William home from hospital

  • Jun 22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 23 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • Jun 23 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • Jun 23 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
  • Jun 23 US pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • Jun 24 1st spacionaut Jean-Loup Chrétien and 2 Soviet cosmonauts, lift off aboard Soyuz T-16

Historic Event

Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat

  • Jun 24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jun 24 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • Jun 25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military
  • Jun 25 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • Jun 25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair

Film Release

Jun 25 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

Historic Event

Jun 25 South African President P. W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

  • Jun 26 Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
  • Jun 26 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • Jun 27 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
  • Jun 27 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Jun 27 4th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 4 (STS-4) launches